Claverie Puzzle Blotters
- Letter Openers
1960? Two puzzle blotters from Claverie, Paris, "La Grande Maison de la Ceinture et du Corset." 3¾" x 6¼". TH and MM, each with a "riddle" of finding a hidden character or two. The verso of each includes a fuller text advertisement for Claverie in Faubourg Saint-Martin. $5 each from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '02.
The lower half of each portrait-formatted blotter is a colored fable illustration. The upper half mentions Claverie as setting the viewer a riddle. A few of the fable's opening verses occur. The image for MM includes her shoes. Can you find them both? TH includes a hidden tortoise.
Try using the mouse to find the shoes in MM and the tortoise in TH. Click where you think it is to see if something happens.